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RESEARCH INTEREST

My research interests are in the field of cultural transmission and social learning. I am investigating how learning from/with others has contributed to delivering cultural knowledge and skills to younger generations. I use an experimental method adapted from Cognitive Psychology and focus on the interaction between experts and novices in musical skill acquisition. I am currently working on how expert pianists modulate their performance to teach musical expressive techniques and how such modulations could be beneficial to novice learners.

EDUCATION

09/2017 – Present
CENTRAL EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY, Hungary/Austria
PhD student in Cognitive Science

09/2016 – 08/2017
UNIVERSITY OF YORK, United Kingdom
Master of Research in Psychology

04/2009 – 03/2013
KYOTO UNIVERSITY, Japan
Bachelor of Education, Specialised in Psychology

PUBLICATIONS

Ueda, Y., Tominaga, A., Kajimura, S., & Nomura, M. (2016). Spontaneous eye blinks during creative task correlate with divergent processing. Psychological research, 80(4), 652-659.